Mexborough and Swinton Times 23 December 1905
Concert at Denaby Main Hotel
On Tuesday night a most successful concert was held in the large room for the joint benefit of Walter Widdowson and Mrs Dolan, the former of whom is a cripple and the latter a widow with four children to support. The concert was of an exceptionally pleasing character the various items being offered exceedingly well, giving great pleasure to the large audience congregated together. The effort was a financial success, and the money that has been handed over to the two recipients will help to make their Christmas bright and cheerful.
Montagu Cot fund
On Thursday night a social evening was held in the Rossington Street schools, in aid of the Montagu Cot fund, the effort was promoted by the day school teachers, and proved to be a successful one, a most enjoyable evening being spent.
South Yorkshire Mining Students Association
The members of this institution have arranged to pay a visit to the Cadeby colliery today (Saturday), with the object of inspecting the various special features both at the surface and underground. After the visit to the colliery the members will partake of a luncheon at the Denaby Main hotel, to be followed by a meeting at 2 pm. Various papers are to be given at the meeting, including “the advantages of the electric hand lamp over the ordinary safety lamp.” by Mr Hugh Ross. “The merits of the safety line over electric hand lamp,” by Mr B Hadfield”; and a “description of Cadeby colliery,” by Mr Walter Wilkinson. he Denaby Main sick and dividing society dividends were paid out on Thursday night, at the Institute. A meeting was held afterwards. The secretary is Mr A Hammond.
A meeting was held in Denaby Main hotel, on Thursday night coming to take into consideration the project of making Mr A Brealey, late under manager of Cadeby colliery, a suitable presentation as a mark of the esteem and regard of officials and workman.
A striking piece of fretwork is on view in the window of Messrs. Edwards shop. It is a very fine illustration of Nelson’s Monument. The work of Mr Geo Gibbs of the Denaby Main hotel.
The Christmas holidays at the Denaby and Cadeby collieries will only be for two days, work is to be resumed on the Wednesday morning at each of the pits.